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Swarnali Saha

Founder, Welcome2Maths | 15+ years as a Math Teacher & Life Skills Coach


Multiplication tables are foundational to Maths, and mastering them early can give a significant boost to your child's confidence and proficiency in math. Before I explain further, let me make one thing clear. The terms Maths Table, Times Table and Multiplication Table mean the same hence I will refer to these terms interchangeably.

In this blog, I'll guide you through fun and effective methods to teach and learn the Times Table in general and the Maths Table of 13 specifically. My aim is to make the learning process interactive and enjoyable. Parental involvement is crucial.

We will explore various strategies, from interactive games to real-world applications, to help your child grasp the Maths Table of 13 effectively. Additionally, I'll share a method from my Welcome2Maths Multiplication Table program that applies to any two-digit number, making learning fast and accurate.

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Understanding the speciality of Maths Table of 13

Does the Table of 13 have something special? The answer is Yes and No.

Yes, because 13 is a prime number and therefore children find difficulty in relating it to other tables. No, because 13 is a 2-digit number and if you follow the instructions that I share in this blog, 13’s Multiplication Table will be as easy as other times tables.

So, let’s start with a clear explanation of what the 13’s Table is and why it is important for your child's mathematical development.

What is the Maths Table of 13?

The Maths Table of 13 is simply the list of multiples of 13, starting from 13 x 1 and continuing onward (13 x 2, 13 x 3, 13 X 4 etc.). This table is part of the broader set of math tables 1-20, which are foundational for developing arithmetic skills. 

Why is it important?

Understanding and memorizing the Maths Table of 13 and other similar times tables is crucial for several reasons.

First, it helps children perform faster mental calculations, which is a valuable skill in both academic settings and real-life situations.

Second, knowing this table well can boost your child's confidence, making them more comfortable with other times tables and math multiplication tables in general.

Finally, a solid grasp of the Math Tables supports learning in other areas of math, such as arithmetic, division, fractions, and algebra.

In the next sections, we'll explore specific techniques and activities that will make learning the Maths Table of 13 both fun and effective.

Techniques for Learning the Maths Table of 13 & other similar tables

To understand this method you need to know the Math Tables of single digit numbers i.e. tables of 1 to 9. If you remember those, then all 2-digit multiplication tables become a cakewalk. Let’s understand with the example of the Times table of 13.

So, in 13, what are the 2 digits? 1 and 3- right?

Now, remembering maths tables of 1 and 3 is easy. They are our basic tables. Let’s write the 2 tables side by side- first table of 1 on the left side and then table of 3 on the right side (refer below)

Using these 2 basic tables i.e. table of 1 and table of 3, we will create table of 13. The trick is simple. The unit digit of results of table of 3 will be the unit digit of the times table of 13. The tens place digit of the table of 3 will be carried over and added to the results of table of 1 to give us the rest of the digits in the multiplication table of 13.

1 X 1 = 1; 3 X 1 = 3 ⇒ 13 X 1 = 13

1 X 2 = 2; 3 X 2 = 6 ⇒ 13 X 2 = 26

1 X 3 = 3; 3 X 3 = 9 ⇒ 13 X 3 = 39

1 X 4 = 4; 3 X 4 = 12 ⇒ 13 X 4 = (4+1)2 = 52

1 X 5 = 5; 3 X 5 = 15 ⇒ 13 X 5 = (5+1)5 = 65

1 X 6 = 6; 3 X 6 = 18 ⇒ 13 X 1 = (6+1)8 = 78

1 X 7 = 7; 3 X 7 = 21 ⇒ 13 X 7 = (7+2)1 = 91

1 X 8 = 8; 3 X 8 = 24 ⇒ 13 X 8 = (8+2)4 = 104

1 X 9 = 9; 3 X 9 = 27 ⇒ 13 X 9 = (9+2)7 = 117

1 X 10 = 10; 3 X 10 = 30 ⇒ 13 X 10 = (10+3)0 = 130

Isn’t it so simple? And this technique can be used for any 2 digit number.

Not only that with a little more application of mind, we can modify this technique for 3 digit numbers, 4 digit numbers and beyond. Moreover, this method is also very useful for multiplying 2-digit, 3-digit and even 4-digit numbers with 1-digit numbers in seconds.

If you want to learn these techniques directly from me through video lectures and hone your multiplication table skills through extra practice, you can check out my course Multiplication Table Course. Within a span of 3 days, you will master times tables from 1 to 10000.

In the next section, we will explore fun and engaging activities to further reinforce their understanding of the Maths Table of 13. These activities will make learning feel like play, ensuring that your child remains enthusiastic and committed to mastering their multiplication skills.

How to make learning Math Tables enjoyable?

To make learning Maths Table even more enjoyable, let me now share with you some fun and engaging activities. You can incorporate these activities as and when required.

These activities not only reinforce the concepts but also keep your child motivated and excited about learning. I myself have used these activities time and again to teach my students multiplication tables and the results have been amazing. These ideas are not only relevant for Math Tables but will be also useful for teaching Math in general.

1. Games and Quizzes

Games and quizzes are fantastic ways to reinforce learning. For example, for the Maths Table of 13, you can create simple quizzes where you ask your child random multiplication questions related to the table of 13. To make it more interactive, turn it into a game where they earn points for every correct answer.

2. Group Activities

Group activities can be particularly effective if your child has siblings or friends who are also learning multiplication tables. Organize a "multiplication bee" where children take turns answering questions related to the Maths Table of 13 or for that matter any other table.

I used to do this for my own son too. I used to make my son and a couple of his friends sit together and conduct a Multiplication Bee where I awarded toffees for fastest and most accurate answers. The result was amazing for all the kids.

3. Real-World Applications

Showing your child how the Maths Table of 13 applies in real-world scenarios can make learning more relevant and interesting. For example, if you're cooking and the recipe calls for 13 ml of an ingredient, ask your child how much would be needed for 2, 4, or 5 servings.

4. Creative Arts and Crafts

You can also integrate arts and crafts into learning. It can be both fun and educational. Create a chart of the multiplication table of 13 together, using different colors and designs to highlight the numbers. You can also make flashcards with your child, where they can decorate each card with drawings or stickers related to the number.

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Throughout this article, we have explored various strategies and activities designed to make learning multiplication tables both effective and fun. In this blog of how to learn Maths table of 13, I have shared with you some very important things that can help you in your child’s overall Math learning process.

Remember, continuous practice and encouragement are key to mastering the Math Tables. As a parent or teacher, your support and enthusiasm can make a significant difference in your child's learning journey. Celebrate their progress, be patient with challenges, and make learning a positive experience.

Happy learning!

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